Pimple blemishes are very disappointing because they can completely ruin your facial appearance. This can lower your self-esteem, besides other effects. However, there are various ways on how to clear pimple blemishes naturally. Some of the products to use are the common products found in our homes, especially the kitchen. Therefore learn some of these natural remedies and you will be able to clear pimple blemishes
Natural remedies to clear pimple blemishes
1. Increase intake of foods rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E
Vitamin A helps in enhancing production of collagen and protects the skin against harmful UV radiation and free radicals. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant and helps in boosting immunity which helps the body in the production of collagen. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps in fighting harmful free radicals, viruses, and bacteria. Also, it boosts renewal of cells, moisturizes the skin, and protects the skin against damaging UV radiation. All these vitamins promote faster healing of pimple blemishes
2. Take zinc
Some of its dietary sources include pumpkin, crab, mushrooms, oysters, beans, cheese, shellfish, shrimp, red meats, cooked greens, and poultry. You can also get it from multivitamin capsules as a supplement. Zinc helps in reducing pimple blemishes. It is an important mineral with powerful antioxidant properties that aids in protecting body cells against damage resulting from viruses and bacteria. Besides getting zinc from foods and supplements, you can also apply its cream directly on the skin so as to accelerate healing of pimple blemishes.
3. Apply apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains alpha-hydroxy acids which are effective in lightening dark pimple blemishes by exfoliating the skin’s top layer. It also helps in balancing pH levels of the skin, opening clogged pores and reducing excess skin oils. Apple cider vinegar also has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that fight pimple blemishes. To use it, mixt apple cider vinegar with water (in a ratio 1:3); put a cotton ball in the solution and apply it on the skin; leave it there for 10-15 minutes then rinse it off with clean water. It is recommended to apply it 2 to 3 times daily until the pimple blemishes get healed
4. Use lemon juice
This juice is rich in vitamin C, which accelerates drying up of pimples. Its bleaching effect exfoliates the skin, kills pimple-causing bacteria and eliminates excess oil. It also soothes the skin and reduces the appearance of big blemishes. Its use involves applying the fresh juice on the skin; leaving it there for15-20 minutes then washing it off. You can also mix the lemon juice with honey or tomato juice.
Other remedies you can apply include potato juice, fuller’s earth, Aloe Vera, ice, steaming, garlic extract, onion extract, baking soda, cucumber, green tea, egg whites, olive oil, mint, fenugreek, sea-silt mask, avocado, coconut oil, and calendula ointment.